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TMC, Congress councillors shot dead in separate incidents in Bengal

Kolkata: In two separate incidents, a councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and another from Congress were shot death in West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said. 

Days after winning the civic polls, TMC councillor from ward number eight of Panihati Municipality in North 24 Parganas district, Anupam Dutta, was shot death from a close range by a motorcycle-borne youths, who are yet to be identified.  The incident happened in Agarpara, which is less than 10 kilometers away from the city of Kolkata. 

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Dutta, who had sustained serious head injuries, was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. 

“Anupam Dutta, the TMC councilor of ward number eight of Panihati Municipality in North 24 Parganas district was shot dead by miscreants on the bike,” CP Manoj Kumar Verma, Barrackpore Police Commitionarate told news agency ANI.

Naihati’s TMC MLA Partha Bhowmick stopped short of accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of having a role in the incident saying Dutta had earned “wrath” of the BJP after defeating one of its big shots in the recent civic polls. 

In another incident in Purulia, four-time and very popular Congress councillor of Jhalda municipality, Tapan Kandu, was also shot death by unidentified youths when he went for a walk near his residence in the evening.  Kandu, who fell on the ground, was lifted by locals and was taken to a hospital at Ranchi in Jharkhand, the border state. He was declared brought-dead.  Purulia’s Congress leader Nepal Mahato called the murder “political”. 

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While the TMC has won 33 of 35 seats in the recently-concluded Panihati municipality polls, the Jhalda civic body is hung with both the Congress and ruling party having won five seats each. 

India Blooms News Service

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